REEVE: COMPETITION LEVELS IN FJC ARE HARD

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Reeve managed to handle the wet-dry conditions at Snetterton well to pick up both victories - Photo: Jon Elsey

The weekend just about went flawlessly for Nicholas Reeve, as the Specialized Motorsport youngster won both races last time out at Snetterton to keep himself firmly in the hunt for the Fiesta Junior Championship. After a successful meeting, Olivia Humphrey got Nicholas' verdict in his own words.

You topped qualifying, did that give you confidence for the races or did you experience any challenges which raised concerns?
Being at the top gave me confidence for the races however there is always a difference between qualifying and racing which makes it interesting for me as a driver and throws up a new challenge to face in the race.

How was race one?
Race one was good, started off well getting a small advantage over 2nd and 3rd. But as the race progressed my car went off towards the end and just let Davidson get past leaving me to try and find a way back past. But in the end, I wasn't able to put my car cleanly down the inside.

In race two then did you want to come fighting back?
Rave two gave me the opportunity to show what I was capable of, race 1 was just beaten to the line now in race two I had to make sure that I got out in front as soon as I could and control the pace. Not letting any little gaps appear for him to try get past. The damp slippery conditions made it hard but my car felt amazing and the grip was there to push to the limit.

The points standings in the championship are very close. After your weekend at Snetterton do you think you can repeat this at Silverstone and eventually come out on top?
The Fiesta Junior Championship is a hard championship and to competition is hard this year but u never know see how it goes, got to keep consistent and make sure don't have any zero points scores to keep me in good stead for taking the championship win.

What was the atmosphere in the garage after your success?
All the team where so happy brought some of my family members close to tears and my team boss Simon Horrobin. It's great for them because they know they have worked hard on my car and got me doing the right thing and to see it payoff is a massive reward for them. Also with the success in the seniors made the team very happy with smiles all around.

Snetterton's double took Nicholas' win tally to 3 so far this year in 2017, after also picking up his first of the season at Cadwell Park. Next up, Reeve will return the Silverstone International circuit, a place that holds fond memories for him. Not only did his pass his ARDS test here at just 13, but it's also the sight of his first win back in August last year. Could history repeat itself in a couple of weeks?

Olivia Humphrey/ Scott Woodwiss

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Driver Accrued Points Adjusted Total
1 Jack Davidson 392 391
2 Nicholas Reeve 378 378
3 James Hillery 364 364